President Obama has called Donald Trump to congratulate him on his win and to invite him to the White House on Thursday, according to a statement from the White House.
“Ensuring a smooth transition of power is one of the top priorities the president identified at the beginning of the year and a meeting with the president-elect is the next step,” reads the statement from the White House press secretary.
Obama also phoned Secretary Clinton to express his “admiration for the strong campaign she waged.” Obama and the First Lady were highly involved in Clinton’s campaign, hosting rallies and making speeches on her behalf for months.
President Obama will address the public today on how the country can “come together” after this bitter election.
Here’s the full statement:
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